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How to self-register for WFD CIRCA

In order to facilitate to administration of access to the WFD CIRCA Interest Group: "Implementing the Water Framework Directive", only the "Self Registration" procedure of CIRCA is used for enabling new membership.

Before requesting a new membership of the specific WFD CIRCA Interest Group, the new user must proceed with the following steps:

  1. Go to the general CIRCA internet address: http://forum.europa.europa.eu/

  2. Select: "Environment DG".

  3. Click on "Self Register".

  4. Enter the respective personal data (i.e. at least, "Name", "Surname", "Email", "Mail address", "Password" and "Telephone") into the form and click on "Save"

You will get a confirmation whether your form was submitted successfully. If this is the case, the CIRCA system will send to the user an automatic email with his/her username and a transaction number. This transaction number is a new feature under CIRCA version 3.0. Without a transaction number, you will not be able to log on. Please remember, you have chosen your personal password earlier, please do not forget/loose it as you will need it in the next step.

  1. Repeat steps (1) and (2)
  2. This time, click on "Login" (not "self register") to access CIRCA. Please login within a period of less than 3 days after you received your username and your transaction number. When the user tries to log in for first time, the system will request from the username, the transaction number and a personal password.

Please note: If you are already registered to any other CIRCA Interest Group, no "self-registration" is required. Please use your personal "username" and "password" and log on to the CIRCA site of DG Environment (cf. step 1 and 2 above). Then proceed as set out below.

After a successful login process, you will see your name on the top of the page. On the page, there should be a list of CIRCA Interest Groups including "Implementing the Water Framework Directive" with the following header:

"You may apply for membership to the following Groups:"

In order to get access to the specific WFD CIRCA site, you have two options:

a) Click on the icon next to the title. A window opens which you will have to fill in;

b) Send an email to the WFD CIRCA Help Desk (env-wfd-circa@ec.europa.eu) after your "self registration" in order to apply for membership.

You will receive a confirmation that you have access to WFD CIRCA which might take up to one week.